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Sale of medicines in Ukraine's pharmacies in 2022 falls by 6%, less than expected

KYIV. March 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Sales of medicines in pharmacies in 2022 fell by 6%, which is less than predicted at the beginning of the active invasion.

Such data are provided in the report of the Top Lead agency with reference to data from Proxima Research and analytics from the Darnitsa pharmaceutical company.

According to the report, since February, throughout 2022, the retail market has seen a decrease in sales compared to 2021, while in December, for the first time, an excess of sales compared to the previous year was recorded.

The analysts also said that in 2022, the number of open pharmacies fell by 18.5% and reached 16,900, while at the end of 2021 there were 20,800 pharmacies in Ukraine.

“This is due to the fact that part of the territory has been occupied, and some pharmacies have been physically destroyed,” the analysts said.

In addition, the analysts said that the proportion between Ukrainian and foreign medicines sold has not changed much.

At the same time, in 2022, the sale of antibacterial agents fell the most, and the sale of drugs to reduce blood pressure increased the most.

At the same time, an excess of sales compared to 2021 was recorded in the segment of anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic drugs, drugs to reduce blood pressure, analgesics, antidiabetic drugs and psychoanaleptics.